The best way to take care of a tree is to find the one that’s in the best shape possible. Do your best to find a freshly cut tree; ones that were cut weeks before will die and brown much quicker.
When you get your tree home, cut the bottom 3 inches or so of the branches and stick it in water. This will give it room to fit into the pot of water and keep it fresher longer.
When you put your Christmas tree up, keep it out of direct sunlight. This will dry out the tree and make it more brittle and weaker. Away from windows is your best option!
Another thing to remember when finding a place for your Christmas tree is to keep it away from heat sources. You don’t want it near a vent or fireplace because it’s both a fire hazard, and it cab dry out the tree. Making it weak and brittle.
Make sure to keep your Christmas tree watered and taken care of! A Christmas tree can drink up to a gallon of water a day—so if you aren’t on top of the water, then it can quickly wither and dry up!
If you want to make sure if you tree is getting enough water and being taken care of, a super easy way to do that is to pull your hands toward you along the branches. If the needles fall off, then you know it needs water!
It can never hurt to check with your local nursery or Christmas tree farm to figure out what the best type of tree is and how to take care of it. More than likely, they have some tips and suggestions that are specific to their trees and your location.
When you get your tree, some people like to saw off a small section of the base before sticking it in the water. Trees often emit sap to clog up the pores, so cutting the trunk makes it more able to absorb water.
You should also rearrange furniture, if necessary, in order to put your Christmas tree in the corner of the room. This reduces the chance of it getting bumped or knocked over, preventing accidents or fire hazards.
I highly suggest that you invest in a tree skirt for your Christmas tree. This will collect all the pine needles and prevent them from getting stuck in your carpet. When it comes time to clean, you’ll love that you had a tree skirt!